Considerable time and effort has gone into the theory and classroom implication of the language learning strategies, yet many of these studies have ignored the beliefs of classroom teachers. Teachers' theories and beliefs have strong implications for the way they practice teaching. It is especially one of the vital factors on the effectiveness of learning strategies instruction. They should believe that especially low-achieving ones can be successful if they can acquire appropriate strategies since strategies are not innate and they can be taught. Thus, this study focuses on teachers' beliefs on language learning strategies and strategies based instructions in EFL classes. (C) 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.